Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar

Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 5:00pm CDT

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Thanks to the hard work of fellow Seibertron user, Chuckdawg1999, we've now got his review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar to share.



He has this to say in summary about her.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Novastar is a fun figure and a great repaint with a new head of Moonracer. If you're a fan of the mold it's worth the double dip but there's not much new here to recommend to someone who's on the fence about the mold or character.


Novastar is the only new toy within the fourth and final deluxe wave of Transformers Power of the Primes, as Hasbro gears up for the forthcoming War for Cybertron: Siege line. Novastar is a redeco of Wave 2's Moonracer.

We have already had sightings in Walmarts across the USA so happy hunting if you're looking for her!

Does this review make it more likely you'll get her? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.

Credit(s): chuckdawg1999 from Seibertron.com


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Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979714)
Posted by Patrickab7 on August 21st, 2018 @ 5:04pm CDT
The Brickseek website seems to have spotty accuracy. It had the O'Fallon IL Walmart with 17 Deluxes in stock, but I went and only found a lone Jazz(which I already have) in that category. -_-
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979730)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on August 21st, 2018 @ 6:25pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:I'm really excited to put some titan masters in the wheel, and put Nemesis Prime on the throne, with some headless bots strewn about his feet.


Hmmm, you mean like this? :twisted:

20180820_120034.jpg


Everytime I see this fig, more and more photoshoots come to mind. I love it!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979738)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 21st, 2018 @ 7:10pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Also, TF-fan kev777, I can see in your picture that you too get that weird "two toned knee" effect, but your dark and light sides seemed to be switched from mine. I wonder if it's a factory level mix up. There might be two similar shades or red that were mapped to the figure for different details, but depending on what was going on when a particular figure was being assembled, the tones might have gotten mixed up here and there, resulting in some inconsistencies like the knees. Or they ran out of a certain red color paint at some point and used something similar but not quite the same to finish off the production run.


Since it is red paint on grey plastic, I wonder if it could be the same shade on both parts, but slightly thinner on the one that appears darker because some of the grey is coming through.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979757)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 21st, 2018 @ 8:14pm CDT
I'll probably get Novastar, just because this mold becomes one of the best gestalt arms of all the deluxes.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979758)
Posted by william-james88 on August 21st, 2018 @ 8:21pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:I'll probably get Novastar, just because this mold becomes one of the best gestalt arms of all the deluxes.

I feel its an amazing leg too
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979811)
Posted by Crosscheck on August 22nd, 2018 @ 12:23am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:I'll probably get Novastar, just because this mold becomes one of the best gestalt arms of all the deluxes.

I feel its an amazing leg too

My plan is for Moonracer to be an arm, Novastar to be a leg, Jazz to be an arm, and Wreck-Gar to be a leg. Depending on my mood, I might swap Jazz and Wreck-Gar. I don't own the mold of Wreck-Gar in any form, so I want to see which one works best.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979816)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 22nd, 2018 @ 1:20am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:I'll probably get Novastar, just because this mold becomes one of the best gestalt arms of all the deluxes.

I feel its an amazing leg too


IF you can secure the port between the tabs on the inside of the knees. Easily overlooked if you ask me.

On the side, who makes a better evil double? Nemesis or Unicronus? I can see the appeal of the Black Rod, but if I can avoid double dipping I will.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979828)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on August 22nd, 2018 @ 4:19am CDT
Hmm. Hard to say. Rodimus Unicronus has the innate appeal of the Rodebago. But Nemesis Prime (being a special exclusive) comes with a lot of nice extra toys, and his cab robot has a menacing Nemesis Prime head instead of just an evil recolor of Orion's dorky dock worker mug (not that I dislike Orion Pax, tbh he's my main reason for even wanting PotP Optimus Prime at all).

Rodimus Prime wrote:I tried again, and sure enough I had one of the pegs on each forearm in the wrong spot once I folded the arms into the sides. I fixed it and that made the torso surprisingly stable. So thank you for that. I don't know how I missed it.
You're welcome. And I did note that some of the slots on Grimlock's arms can lead you astray.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Maybe because I was biased against Volcanicus from the start. They should have been done like Predaking was, all 5 Dinos Voyager sized.
Eh, I disagree. Yes, having all five as Voyagers would be nice for their scaling as individuals. But even as Deluxes, Slag, Sludge, Snarl, and Swoop still gain some robot-mode height on their original toys so I think they came out ahead anyway. And I personally prefer having a Supreme-size combined form since most of the modern combiners are Supreme size.
Beyond that, there would be some practical issues with doing them all as Voyagers in the same Generations subline. To begin with, given the design strictures of PotP they'd have to be done as a Titan-class boxset like Predaking to all be Voyagers (and likely be subjected to the same compromises as the CW Constructicons and PotP Predacons). Even without that stricture, doing all 5 in the same subline would hog a lot of slots. And either case would be more of a financial pain than a single Voyager and four Deluxes.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Besides, I still don't like how Volcanicus looks, his shoulders are too wide and his waist is too small. The Dinobots look better with Sky Lynx.
To each their own. Personally, I think the "brute" look of it works for them. And he doesn't have the "empty" look to me that, say, the G1 Bruticus toy (and its redecoes) has without the chestplate.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979831)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 22nd, 2018 @ 4:37am CDT
I think my thoughts on Volcanius aligns with yours Zelda, if anything I wish Predaking was actually four deluxes and a voyager to match. Though I think that Razorclaw should have also been a leader class if they had to be voyager or bigger...but c'est la vie.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979838)
Posted by X3ROhour on August 22nd, 2018 @ 5:07am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:its just the way Primal would be if given the Matrix
without the spark of OP 1.0 getting mixed in.
Not according to this... admittedly genuinely cool-looking scene (save for the random split-screen inserts, but which otherwise aren't a dealbreaker):

https://youtu.be/G8jG6VlyGk4?t=446

;)

ugggh!
orange makes no sense to me.
its ugly.

and one might assume,
that when one bonds with the Matrix,
one retains ones coooration.
ie, Orion to Optimus & Rod to Rodimus.

in my opinion
brown/black with white and red
make Optimal more Prime.
(toon be damned!)

[-(
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979841)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 22nd, 2018 @ 5:20am CDT
If that's how you want to see Throne of the Primes more power to you :) I've come with a storyline where Primal is just watching over the throne, with the crown and sceptre, waiting for the Thirteen bots to come forward to claim their destiny, as the new Thirteen Primes ;) In this story line he would ultimately give his life to protect the new fledging primes as he is a mentor...and we all know what happens to mentors (at least traditionally...isn't that right Obi Wan ;))
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979849)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on August 22nd, 2018 @ 5:56am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I think my thoughts on Volcanius aligns with yours Zelda, if anything I wish Predaking was actually four deluxes and a voyager to match. Though I think that Razorclaw should have also been a leader class if they had to be voyager or bigger...but c'est la vie.

Well, if it's any consolation, the G1 Predacon toys may be bricks but they and their combined form look to scale fairly well with modern figures, since they were designed independently of the free-combining system originally developed for Diaclone (and thus could take advantage of the movie-onward scale jump instead of having to be midgets).
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979908)
Posted by carytheone on August 22nd, 2018 @ 10:56am CDT
Speaking of Thrones, it's back in stock at HTS.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979910)
Posted by Autobot N on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:00am CDT
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979912)
Posted by Cobotron on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:05am CDT
OMG!!!! HTS is soooooo slow right now. Hopes are low. :(
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979914)
Posted by Autobot N on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:09am CDT
Cobotron wrote:OMG!!!! HTS is soooooo slow right now. Hopes are low. :(
Even if you miss it, there's always the Takara version. And really, the HTS price ends up being similar to the BBTS price when you factor in shipping and tax, so the only difference between ordering from these places is when you actually get it.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979917)
Posted by Cobotron on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:10am CDT
Autobot N wrote:
Cobotron wrote:OMG!!!! HTS is soooooo slow right now. Hopes are low. :(
Even if you miss it, there's always the Takara version. And really, the HTS price ends up being similar to the BBTS price when you factor in shipping and tax, so the only difference between ordering from these places is when you actually get it.
I know. I just feel like playing the game today.

the Game of Thrones!!!! :lol: :-B
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979918)
Posted by carytheone on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:11am CDT
Cobotron wrote:
Autobot N wrote:
Cobotron wrote:OMG!!!! HTS is soooooo slow right now. Hopes are low. :(
Even if you miss it, there's always the Takara version. And really, the HTS price ends up being similar to the BBTS price when you factor in shipping and tax, so the only difference between ordering from these places is when you actually get it.
I know. I just feel like playing the game today.

the Game of Thrones!!!! :lol: :-B
Yeah I'm not even going humor those asshats.

Good luck to all of those trying :POPCORN:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979919)
Posted by starrhero on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:12am CDT
Oh boy, the chaos begins again. Prayers go out to all trying to get the special Munkey.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Novastar (1979920)
Posted by o.supreme on August 22nd, 2018 @ 11:17am CDT
Because it pretty much came out of nowhere, it was much easier to get through this time, and I actually got my confirmation from HTS, and e-mail shortly thereafter. I am obtaining this in hopes to trade for another item 2017's Primitive Optimus. If anyone is interested, please PM me. Thank You so much.

Also, for future referrence, it seems around 9am PDT/12pm EDT is when exclusives seem to be available.

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